Archive for July, 2010
Basil is in season now and we have buckets of it! Pesto is an easy way to use lots of basil at a time and you can freeze if for later. It can be used many different ways but my favorite is as a dip with some crackers. Pesto 2 big handfuls of basil 1/3 C olive oil 1/2 tsp sea salt 2 garlic cloves 1 tbsp nutritional yeast 1/2 C walnuts (soaked and dried) Process all ingredients except walnuts in food processor. You might need to stop occasionally to scrape down the sides. Add walnuts and process until creamy.
I must say first the best part of this video is the little streaker in the background 🙂 I love ice cream, especially in the summer when it is hot outside. This satisfies that craving and it is easy to whip up and healthy to eat. You can use other frozen fruits as well. I think tonight we’ll try it with cantaloupe. Peach Ice Cream 3 peaches chopped a frozen for at least 2 hours 1/2 can coconut milk Blend in high powered blender and enjoy!
Seasonal Fruit Breakfast We eat this breakfast all the time, it just varies a bit depending on what is in season. We just so happen to have some super delicious peaches now and some leftover frozen blueberries from what we picked last month. 1/4 C blueberries 1 peach sprinkle of coconut flakes sprinkle of raw whole oats walnuts (could also use pecans or almonds) 1/2 C almond milk (or coconut milk or water or nothing 🙂 mix in a bowl and eat it up!
Yum Yum Yum! Love this recipe with fresh local peaches, it doesn’t get any better than this! Crust 3 C pecans (soaked and dried)*1/2 C coconut flakes1 tsp alcohol free vanillacouple sprinkles of salt5 dates Syrup 5 dates3 Tbsp coconut oil1/2 tsp vanilla1/2 C water Filling 5-7 peaches depending on size (about 6 Cups) To make the crust process pecans, vanilla and salt until coarsely ground. Add dates and process until the mixture starts to crumble together. Use half of mixture to press into the the bottom of a pie dish, set the other half aside. To make the syrup, […]
We have a mother load of green peppers and tomatoes so I thought this recipe was appropriate. It is pretty basic, but it is easy and yummy. Stuffed Green Peppers 4-6 green peppers (depending on size) 1 onion, chopped 1 Tbsp coconut oil 1lb ground beef 1 C quinoa (soaked)* 4-5 tomatoes (depending on size) 2 Tbsp chopped parsley salt & pepper Wash green peppers and remove tops. Cut stem away and chop surrounding green pepper from top. Set chopped pepper aside. Remove ribs and seeds from green pepper shells and set aside. Saute onion in oil until soft. Add […]
This is yummy! I don’t really like to eat cantaloupe as it is, but blend it up in a smoothie and ooowee, it is tastey 🙂 Cantaloupe Smoothie 1 banana1/4-1/2 of cantaloupe (chopped in chunks with seeds removed)1/4 C coconut milkfew pieces of ice Blend and drink up!
This is an incredible detoxifying drink. During the fermentation process glucuronic acid is formed (normally only produced by the liver to neutralize toxins in the body). Additional glucuronic acid taken in the form of kombucha is said to be a powerful aid to the body’s natural cleaning process, a boost to the immune system and a proven prophylactic against cancer and other degenerative diseases. It is a delicious refreshing drink for a hot summer day. I have recently had to start doubling the batch because we are going through it so fast! Kombucha (makes about 2 quarts) 12 C of […]